Filling in the gaps between studies
The Star Column by Danial Rahman, 20 January 2017
WHEN the Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh announced on Facebook that a Gap-Year programme would begin in September, there was a lot of excitement.
Curious to find out more, I posted a question on my Facebook page asking my friends for their thoughts. Some had actually been on a gap-year over different periods of their lives and were happy to share their experiences and views.
Zaim Mohzani, founder of the Nation Building School, sees NGOs playing a vital role in the initiative. He believes that NGOs can expose students to the community and their problems, and train them through community organising and by connecting them to their networks.
“Experiences like these can potentially be life-changing” he says.
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